1. Renault Le Car
When AMC began importing the Renault 5 to North America, they decided to stick the world’s most uninspired, unromantic and matter-of-fact name in automotive history by calling it ‘The Car’. Oh, but wait, it was a French car, so ‘Le Car’ was more fitting and far more exotic (sarcasm).
Then again, considering how small (and odd) it was, perhaps the name and the massive “Le Car” vinyls on the side were a much-needed way of letting people know that it was, in fact, an automobile. Apparently, they should have been more obvious, because no one bought it.